St. Margaret's Episcopal Church ~ Belfast, Maine Blog

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

I attended a clergy gathering with +Bishop Steve on Thursday afternoon and was impressed by the deep sharing, laughter, and support among clergy. This level of communication – Holy Communication – frequently occurs within...

A broader view of Stewardship

Stewardship in the church is often thought of as “the Campaign” that encourages pledging to bring forth the money necessary to fund the parish’s activities. But the stewardship committee recognizes that the healthy church...

Restorative Justice Seeks Mentors

The Restorative Justice Project promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools, seeking accountability and reintegration of offenders, support and healing for victims, and renewal and safety for communities. RJP is looking for...

We dare you!

St. Margaret’s this summer is starting a long-term “to-do” list – a capital budget – and we need your ideas. We are calling this effort Daring Faith – because we dare you to share...

Celebration of Deacon Tom’s retirement

Though we have all been dreading the day, Deacon Tom’s retirement is almost upon us. He will officially retire on June 19, but we are planning a grand party in his honor on Saturday, June...

Vestry Highlights – May 2016

The Vestry met on Tuesday, May 2, and took the following actions:             In response to a request from the acting treasurer, approved purchase of an external hard drive for the computer on which parish...

A new beginning

Christopher+, the Vestry, the Finance Committee, faithful bookkeeper Elizabeth Moore, the folks at Bangor Savings Bank, the collection plate counters, in fact just about everybody down to Pippin the Parish Cat are overjoyed that...

We dare you!

St. Margaret’s this summer is starting a long-term “to-do” list – a capital budget – and we need your ideas. We are calling this effort Daring Faith – because we dare you to share...

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Thank you, everyone, for being so hospitable when people first attend St. Margaret’s. As many of you know, I spend a great deal of time out in the community as a way of reaching...

Caring Hearts and Helping Hands

 Sometime in the next few weeks a Syrian mother will smile as she slips a red checked gingham dress over the head of her squirming toddler daughter. A slender boy of 10 will run along a hard...